Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Strike at Gurna
Many years ago pharaoh did not pay his workers and they went on strike, it was the first recorded strike. when that did not work they had a sit in.
There is a sit in going on at the moment, my friend Mohammed Ismail, evicted from the home his grandfather had built in Gurna was promised a house and a shop to replace his livelihood. After much wrangling he got the home, not the same size as the one he left but a roof. But still no stall or shop.
So he has gone back to the hole in the hill and is camping out, his one man protest. my heart goes out to him but I suspect nothing will happen.
So how does this lovely man, a true gentleman earn living